rsync over ftp problem

castaway f.cantarell at
Sun Feb 8 11:09:31 GMT 2009

Hi there,

I am trying to sync some local files to a shared host ftp account
(bluehost). Here is what I am trying (everything is in a bash script):

1. I mount the ftp location with curlftps with:
curlftpfs -o user=myusernamec at

2. I then try to sync the files
rsync -a -r --no-o --no-g --safe-links --exclude=mkstemp --progress
/somefolder ~/ftp_backups/someotherfolder/

and it all goes bonkers in the form of this error:
rsync: mkstemp "/someotherfolder/.prova.txt.2NZFm5" failed: Operation not
supported (95)

I believe this has something to do with all files in the ftp mount being
owned by root instead of my user, but at this point I don't know what to do.
I tried many options and managed to get rid of a previous chgrp error, but I
couldn't find anything related to this after a few hours of research.

I would also ask if there is a better approach to this

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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